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Jacob Bridgeman

Inman, S.C.
High School:
Chapman HS

Overview:   Led Clemson in stroke average as a sophomore with 70.14 figure, second best season figure in school history….has 71.21 career average for 58 rounds, third best in school history behind Doc Redman and Bryson Nimmer (Min 50 rounds)…earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association and Golfweek as a sophomore…won the Palmetto Invitational in March of 2020 in the last event of the 2019-20 year…his 70.14 stroke average ranked 23rd in the nation, he finished 38th in stroke average vs. par… will be in third year as starter in 2020-21, he has 71.21 career stroke average in 19 career events…already has six top 10 finishes and 22 rounds in the 60s along with 28 rounds under-par…50 of his 58 career rounds have been at 75 or better, and 33 of the 58 have been at par-or-better…already has 217 career birdies in just 58 rounds…career best round is six-under 64 at Maui Jim on September 13, 2019…ranked 33rd by Golfweek and 55th by Golfstat for the 2019-20 season, highest ranking among Clemson golfers…. Clemson’s second best player behind All-American Bryson Nimmer in terms of stroke average on the Tigers eighth-ranked team of 2019…second on the team in birdies as well (133)…second best individual finish to Kyle Cottam in the NCAA National Tournament….Clemson’s first or second best player in four tournaments in 2018-19…named first-team All-ACC as a freshman…also first-team All-ACC in the classroom…..his 71.81 stroke average was fourth best in Clemson history among freshmen…broke Kyle Stanley’s record for rounds in the 60s by a freshman, he had 12, one more than Stanley had in 2006-07 when he was ACC Player of the Year…big reason Clemson advanced to its fifth straight NCAA National Tournament and had second straight top 13 finish…closed his junior career by reaching Sweet 16 at US Junior Tournament at Baltusrol in June 2018…beat the top seed, Kelly Chinn of Great Falls, Virginia in 20 holes in the second round…played on the United States team in the Junior World Cup in Japan in summer of 2018 as well…finished 21st at that tournament individually….helped lead the US Junior President’s Cup team to victory earlier in the summer, he helped United States team to victory with a 2-1 record..…ranked #14 in the nation among all juniors, ninth in the class of 2018 by Golfweek at the end of the summer of 2018…three-time Individual State High School Champion while playing for Chapman High School in Inman, SC…. Bridgeman had four top 10 finishes at AJGA events in summer of 2017.

2019-20: First on the team in stroke average with 70.14 figure, that included 70.87 in the fall…that 70.14 figure is second best in Clemson history behind Bryson Nimmer’s record 69.73 in 2018-19…won the 2020 Palmetto Invitational with a 198 score, 12-under-par…one of the top five 54-hole scores in Clemson history…had rounds of 67-66-65 to get the win…had 16 birdies at that tournament that ended up concluding the season due to the Covid19 pandemic…finished 13th at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 212 score…had six rounds in the spring and all were at 71 or better…finished the year with team best 83 birdies, tied for 60th in the nation…ranked 12th in the nation in par four scoring with 3.95 figure…had 10 rounds in the 60s among his 21 rounds, best on the team…his 13 under-par rounds were also best on the team….shot 75 or better in 13 of his 15 rounds, tied for second best on the team…played his 21 rounds at 21-under-par, best on the team…his six-under-par 64 at the Maui Jim was second best round of the fall by a Tiger individual…his 203 at Maui Jim was second best 54-hole score by a Tiger in the fall… got off to great starts, he had team best 69.29 stroke average for his first rounds…his score counted in 18 of 21 rounds …had best score of the day seven times, including four of the six rounds in the spring and was Clemson’s best player at a tournament three times, including both spring tournaments….finished 12th at Maui Jim with a seven-under-par 203 score… finished team best 10th at Nike against a strong field, he had a 208 score, five-under-par…finished 18th at Golf Club of Georgia with 208 score…had strong 66 in first round at Ka’anapali Classic….had just two top 10s, but finished in the top 20 in five of the seven tournaments.

In 2018-19:   Second on the Clemson team in stroke average (71.81), top 10 finishes (4), rounds in the 60s (12), under-par rounds (15), rounds at par-or better (18)…only person better was first-team All-American Bryson Nimmer…just 20-over-par for his 37 rounds and 11 of that came at national tournament on the difficult Blessings Course….did not miss a round as a freshman…second on the team in birdies with 133 as well, and his five eagles led the team…averaged 4.03 on par four holes, and 4.73 on par fives….his score counted in 32 of 34 team rounds…had strong 70.18 stroke average in opening rounds, second on the team to Nimmer’s 68.9…opened with an even-par-or-better score in seven of his last nine tournaments…had best score of the day four times and Clemson’s best player for a tournament once…in the Clemson lineup for the first tournament, he shot 220 and finished 34th at the Carpet Classic….shot strong 212 at Maui Jim, he opened with rounds of 69 and 67…had first career top 10 at Golf Club of Georgia where he shot 211, five-under-par, for seventh place…followed that with another top 10 at the Ka’anapali with a nine-under-par 204 to finish ninth….played in the Puerto Rico Individual Tournament and finished in a tie for first at four-under 209…had fifth-place finish at the Palmetto with a 207, he was Clemson’s best player by two shots over Nimmer….that gave him four straight top 10s…finished 14th at Clemson Invitational where he was -8…had solid performance in Austin Regional with 217 score to finish 20th…ranked 103rd  in the nation by Golfweek’s final ranking, second-highest ranking on the Clemson team….he was #139 by Golfstat…63rd  in the nation in total birdies with 133. 

In High School: Bridgeman was a second-team AJGA All-American, the first Clemson signee to make a first or second-team AJGA All-American team since Billy Kennerly in 2011…. won his three state championships by six, five and nine shots as a sophomore, junior and senior, respectively…won Spartanburg County, Region 3A, Upper State and 3A State Championships as a junior and senior…won The Blade, Grand Bennet Junior, Jimmy Self Junior and Beth Daniels Junior Azalea….in summer of 2018 finished tied for ninth at National Junior Amateur, fourth at the Trans-Mississippi Amateur, ninth at the Azalea Amateur, 36th at North-South Amateur in Pinehurst…posted a 70.8 stroke average as a junior….played his high school golf for Dustin Batson….majoring in mathematical sciences as Clemson, same major Doc Redman had at Clemson.